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Smoky Mountain Getaway Awesome View!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Log Cabin Home in the Smokies with awesome view!

3 Bdrm 2 1/2 Bath in Waynesville/Maggie Valley

This log home is nestled atop a mountain surrounded by breathtaking Mountain ranges; so if relaxing in privacy, getting cozy by a fire, or sitting on a spacious porch taking in fantastic mountain views is your thing, this place is for you.

Location, Location Location.....

The Waynesville/Maggie Valley area is centrally located and provides vacationers with many, different seasonal activities (i.e., historic exploration, mountain adventures, golfing, hiking, biking, rafting, site seeing, gambling, snow skiing, great unique shopping, arts & crafts, amusement parks, great dining, local spas, and much more).

Access to the Blue Ridge Parkway is just minutes away. The famous Biltmore Estate is 30 minutes west. Explore Historic Downtown Asheville complete with a fabulous Farmers Market. Lots of great eateries! Visit beautiful and historic downtown Waynesville for a wonderful and unique shopping and dining experience only minutes away. Maggie Valley boasts the Cataloochee Ski Resort in the winter and Cataloochee State Park in the spring, summer and fall have a picnic at dusk and enjoy the Elk that come out into the fields. Don’t forget your camera!

Take A gorgeous ride through the mountains to the Cherokee Reservation and Harrah's Casino (45 min), Get on the water at Lake Lure or hike the famous Chimney Rock (60 min). Or stop by the many different progressive and quaint shops and restaurants at any of these locations.

Gorgeous Smoky Mountain National Park is about a 45 minute drive east through Cherokee. Enjoy hiking, water falls, swimming holes, horseback riding, beautiful Cades Cove, and many of the trails just waiting to be explored. See the wildlife such as deer, bear, elk, fox, the red wolf. Get licensed and fish in the beautiful river streams for fresh trout! Head through the park to access Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Lots to do there too.

Shopping and dining experience only minutes away. Maggie Valley boasts the Cataloochee Ski Resort in the winter and Cataloochee State Park in the spring, summer and fall have a picnic at dusk and enjoy the Elk that come out into the fields. Don’t forget your camera!

WINTER: Our home is in the mountains therefore roads may not be accessible in “some snowy conditions” without a 4 wheel drive vehicle. In “extreme” weather conditions it may not be accessible at all. The elevation of our cabin home is approximately 3500 feet. The roads do get plowed during snowy conditions however the roads do get icy.

Cabin Rental Amenities

Our Log home is a Fully Furnished Non-Smoking Home complete with central heat and air, full capacity washer/dryer

It's setup with three spacious bedrooms (i.e., ) Upper level master with king size bed and bath. Lower level two bedrooms (two queens and one twin) one bath and family room with a full size air hockey table.

With large A-frame mountain-view windows, the main living space is complete with a gas burning fire place. This level also provides access to a large wrap around porch containing a gas grill and swings to take in the spectacular views.

Our kitchen is fully equipped . A dining room and serving bar with seating and settings to serve 6-8. Plenty of cooking utensils and equipment, convection microwave oven, wine fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, and more.

BRING YOUR CELL....... ( No internet or land-line phone. available)


vacation rental rates



$995.00 per week plus $200.00 refundable security deposit upon satisfactory inspection. Full rental plus deposit due prior to arrival. (Subject to change at owners discretion)

Keywords: Panoramic mountain top view!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About The Owner

We are Pat and Mary Gavin and we have been traveling to the Smokies for years. We love it and it is a great escape from the heat of Florida. We bought our property about 20 years ago with hopes of building some day. We built this log cabin home in 2009. As is with most homes it is still a work in progress but quite comfortable. We have everything you would need for a comfortable relaxing vacation.

Why The Owner chose Maple Springs

So much to see and do in this area. 30 minutes west of Asheville, home of the great Biltmore Estate. 45 minutes east of Smoky Mountain National Park.

What makes this cabin unique

We love to grill out on the deck and enjoy the view and sunset.


Maple Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking


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(32 traveler reviews)

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Smoky Mountain Getaway Awesome View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

You won't find a better house

  • 5 of 5

I need to start by restating what the other reviewers have already said, because it can't be emphasized enough--the pictures do not remotely do Pat and Mary's place justice!!!

From the moment you come down the driveway after winding your way to the top of the mountain, the house and setting take your breath away.

We arrived at sunset, walked in, and didn't get back out to unpack the car for hours. We couldn't pull ourselves away from the huge deck that spans the width of the house and offers an almost birds eye view of the mountains and valley beneath it.

Our mornings were fog filled until the sun burned it off, but every night we were fortunate enough to enjoy a spectacular sunset. It was secluded, private, and incredibly relaxing.

The home itself has everything you could need (included all cooking/baking essentials) and was immaculately clean. There is more thought and care put into Pat and Mary's home than any other we have ever rented. Our kids loved the air hockey table, sitting in the hanging chairs, making smores by the fire pit, and playing board games on the deck. We went the whole week without one of them even mentioning the enormous TV, which is the biggest complement they could possibly pay a vacation home.

We had no problem getting up or down the mountain, but it is a very winding and steep road. Go SLOWLY!

Location wise, it was perfect for us. We spent a day hiking in Smoky Mountain National Park, hiking in Pisgah National Forest, a couple days in Asheville (30 min), a day at the Biltmore, and a day on the east side at the WNC Nature Center (a MUST with kids) and Craggy Gardens Trail. All were within 45 min or less. For a family from the DC area, that drive time flew by because of the lack of traffic and non-white knuckle driving.

We also did a brewery a day, and our two favorite were not in Asheville, but only 15 minutes away in Waynesville--Frog Level and Boojum. Frog Level brewing has the most scenic/relaxing brewery set up I've ever encountered. Go.

Thank you to the Gavins for sharing your home. We hope to have one just like it some day. As someone whose parents poured their blood, sweat, and tears (and their kids'!) into maintaining a rental home on the Outer Banks for 30 plus years, I know what goes into keeping a home in such wonderful, thoughtful condition. It was greatly appreciated. We can't wait to be back in the future.

Go see it for yourself. You won't be disappointed!!!!

The Clarks

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an amazing review Paul!!! It sounds like you and your family had a wonderful vacation. We do love the fact that our property is so centrally located. We appreciate all of your compliments. We hope you will come back some day but until then enjoy the memories! Mary and Pat
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  • 5 of 5

The location is great and you can enjoy both North Carolina and Tenseness. The house is spacious and a beautiful view.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bella vista, arkansas

Awesome property with an even better ever changing view

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do it justice. We (7 of us) would return. Only negative is the stairs going down are bare wood and I slipped attempting them in my socks and fell. They are ok with bare feet or shoes. This is a wonderful place to stay and all transactions and communications went smoothly.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Smoky Mtn home was everything we hoped it would be and more!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at this lovely Smoky Mtn home! The home is more beautiful than the pictures. We had plenty of room for our family to spread out as well as share wonderful family time together. We liked everything about the home from the incredible mtn views from just about every room and the fabulous deck, to the well-equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings and beds, luxurious bathrooms, the air hockey game in the rec rm, and the outdoor fire pit where we had a fun campfire one evening. There were also lots of places to visit and enjoy in the area, including: Smoky Mtn NP, Blue Ridge Parkway, Waynesville with shops and restaurants, Soco Waterfalls, Asheville only 40 mins away, and the Lake Junaluska golf course. We would love to return in the future for another family vacation! Thank you for sharing your fabulous mountain retreat with others!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

Absolutely delightful!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third summer "up on the mountain" in this lovely, fully equipped home! The wrap around deck with view of mountains and the cool temperatures are wonderful! Accommodations comfortable and typically "mountain".Lots to do in area or NOT! We love it here! Would never stay anywhere else! Thanks Pat and Mary!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay here last month. It's perfect. I have been trying to write a review since that time but have been unable to describe it correctly. The other reviews are accurate, but amazing or gorgeous does not quite do this property justice.

It is clean (I am a clean freak), it is beautifully appointed. Everything you need is there. And the view alone is worth the trip.

We wanted to stay up the entire last night just because we were so sorry leave Saturday.

The house is wonderful for everyone unless you don't have a car.

It is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120

Nightly rates $250.00
Rates subject to change. Contact owner for further questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.